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USAID provides $1 million for Ebola prevention
November 19, 2014

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced Friday that it will make $1 million available to support Senegal’s efforts to detect and prevent future cases of Ebola Virus Disease.

 The donation will assist the Ministry of Health to immediately implement immediately many of the activities in the Ministry’s Ebola Response Plan. These activities will focus on high priority needs such as community-based education and surveillance, communication, and infection prevention and control for health workers.

“This assistance will help the Ministry of Health to ensure any future cases of Ebola are identified, treated, and rapidly controlled,” USAID Mission Director Susan Fine said. “It will help strengthen the systems that successfully prevented the spread of the disease in August, improve the public’s understanding of the disease, and protect health care workers.”

Talibés after receiving their shoes
July 23, 2013

Grand Mbao, July 16, 2013 – In the spirit of giving associated with the holy month of Ramadan, a U.S. based shoemaker has teamed with a project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide more than 60,000 pairs of shoes to students in daaras across four regions of Senegal.

USAID Deputy Assistant Administator for Global Health Katie Taylor meets Minister of Health and Social Action Prof. Awa Marie Co
July 5, 2013

Through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States participated in Senegal’s launch today of a National Child Survival Action Plan as a commitment to save more than 10,000 mothers and children from death by preventable diseases in the next two years. 

President Obama makes remarks at the agricultural technology marketplace
July 1, 2013

U.S. President Barak Obama visited Senegal from June 27-29 as part of a three country trip to Africa which also included South Africa and Tanzania. While in Senegal, President Obama toured a Feed the Future Agricultural Technology Marketplace, which presented leading agriculture technologies used by smallholder farmers in West Africa. Five booths, each with a rural marketplace feel, presented a farmer or producer as well as an end user. The booths highlighted food security technologies and products used in Senegal and more broadly throughout West Africa, including improved seed varieties, bio-fortified crops, portable rice mills, virtual technologies and highly nutritious agricultural products.

Mission Director Patrick and Minister of the Environment El Ali pose by the inaugural plaque
March 11, 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, has dedicated a 645-meter anti-salt dike that will allow farmers to cultivate and irrigate more than 250 hectares of previously un-arable farmland in the Kaolack region.

USAID Deputy Director Alfreda Brewer chats with Senegal’s Prime Minister Abdoul Mbaye before the anti-corruption workshop.
December 11, 2012

The National Action Plan against Corruption is the first product to be validated and adopted by stakeholders from different sectors of the commission and forwarded to the head of state. As part of its Good Governance program in Senegal, the U.S. Agency for International Development supported the National Commission for the Fight against Corruption and Misappropriation in operationalizing the National Plan for the fight against corruption.


Last updated: November 19, 2014

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